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4 nameservers in WHM, are these setup correctly?

Discussion in 'Bind/DNS/Nameserver' started by postcd, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. postcd

    postcd Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2010
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    Hello, this is a zone file for nameserver 1 out of 4

    during WHM setup i added 4 nameservers.

    Currently these nameservers point to old WHM server. I need to transfer cpanel accounts from old server to new server and then change IPs assigned to these nameservers in my domain registar control panel.

    zone at new server

    I want to ask if i can proceed - my zone file is correct? Or what are steps to do? On new server i need only 2 nameservers, rest are not necessary, but i added them because im afraid if it will work after accounts transfer?
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    #1 postcd, Apr 21, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2014
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager Staff Member

    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello :)

    The zone you provided looks okay. However, you will need to ensure you update the name server IP addresses for all four of those name servers at the domain registrar, and then update the "A" records for those four name servers on the cPanel server.

    Thank you.
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  3. Michael-Inet

    Michael-Inet Well-Known Member

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    ns1 in NS ns1 is probably wrong.

    Look at a working zone at /var/named/*.db for an example.

    In general:

    Create new WHM server with new nameservers.

    At the Registrar, add hostname(s) w/ IPs.
    Usually at least 3:
    server1: nn.nn.nn.nn
    ns1: nn.nn.nn.nn
    ns2: nn.nn.nn.nn

    At the Registrar, add nameservers.

    Create a test account on your old server.
    Transfer it to your new machine.
    Check if IPs/nameservers were updated correctly by the transfer process, if not, edit DNS for correct values.

    Once test account works, transfer the rest....


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    Or it helps if I'm looking at a NS record instead of a domain's... What cPanelMichael said.
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